Kleber Krisalp HP3: An excellent secondary brand of winter tire
For a large number of end users who take the tire label into account, the wet traction rating of the European tire label has a strong influence on their buying decision (83%).
The tire label is becoming an increasingly important decision factor (+6% in 2 years).
The difference in braking distance on wet roads between label classes B and C can be up to 4 meters.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Krisalp HP 3 tyre review
Average based on 524 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
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Braking in wet conditions
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Internal noise level
12.06.2020fromRay Noble Steering and wet road handling improved since replacing the standard tyre fitment.
21.05.2019fromJane I bought these as they rated well performing across the board. Not top in anything but above everything that was top in at least one area.
The wet grip and braking is fantastic. Performed well throughout the cold months but we had no snow this year to test them.
On warm dry roads the compound or pattern does not allow for an aggressive driving style but I never intended to keep them on in the summer so this was irrelevant to me. They make a noise like driving through standing water in the wet which is strange at first but I wouldn't say generally they were any noisier than my Eagle asymmetric 2 that they replaced.
Did everything I expected from them and will be re fitting them come the winter.
21.03.2019fromMcLovin Not big enough to completely cover a horse's head